French Immersion

RH McGregor is a dual track school offering both English (JK-5) and French Immersion (SK-5) programs to approximately 800 students.

Entrance to french immersion is applied for directly through TDSB.  Please use the link for all application procedures: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/SchoolChoices/FrenchPrograms/FrenchImmersion.aspx

French Resources and Homework Help

FSLAC put together a comprehensive presentation for french homework help:

RHMcGregorHmwrkOnline_French2016

French App Resources
Useful App Review Sites

edululu.org
Created for parents and teachers, EduLulu is the first public evaluation service for educational apps available in Canada. EduLulu’s evaluations are the work of teams of independent experts, including teachers, parents, ergonomists, and designers.
(Under categories choose “Language Skills” and look for apps with ‘f’ or ‘e/f’)

Appyfamily.wordpress.com
Great little site with only a few apps recommendations, but there is always a free app of the week.
(Under ‘Categories’ choose “French”)

Don’t forget to look at related or similar apps often listed at the bottom of the purchase page.

Recommended Apps for SK-grade 1 – French Immersion

BASIC VOCABULARY & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
• Mini-TFO – Devine qui vient jouer?
• Mini-TFO – ABC (find & count, where is it?, matching activities)
• Mini-TFO – Animelo (match different animal parts)
• TFO – Chansons traditionnelles (traditional French songs)
• Mind Snacks – French (Grade 1 – 2)
• Feed me – Francais (fun vocabulary activities with hungry monster)
• Mes Premiers mots gratuite (my first words free)
• Boowa & Kwala (series on a variety of topics with activities)
• Duolingo
• Frenchie Teachie (abcs, games, food and objects vocab)

STORIES (reading with and without audio support)
• TFO – Zoubi Doubi (animated story about cars series – listen or read)
• Tembo 4 French (by Bubble Books – reading with or without audio)
• Lire-tot (basic first reader e-book, no audio)
• Ana Lomba Early Languages (story series – read and/or listen)
• Les Comptines de Zoreil (songs with amusing video & lyrics)
Recommended Apps for Grades 2 & 3 immersion OR Grade 4-5 Ext. French

FUN & EDUCATIONAL GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & CONTENT VIDEO ACTIVITIES
• Revise ta conjugaison LITE (verbs)
• French Vocab Games Lite (word search games by Neil Coffey)
• TFO & mini TFO – many apps at different levels and on different topics
• Brain Pop (educational video + 10 Q quiz)
• Clever Dragons (fun vocabulary activities)
• Quizlet (many quizzes at different levels – search “French”)
• Passeport LITE (by Hachette Education – read along story with audio, and interactive listening and math activities)
• Revise tes tables de multiplication (quizzes by Hachette Education)

Recommended Apps for Grade 3 Immersion /Grade 5 Ext. French and up

FUN & EDUCATIONAL
• French Vocab Games Lite
• La Cibile (marshmallow slingshot with questions on math, language and heritage)
• Brain Pop (educational video + 10 Q quiz)
• Quiz Animo (CBC) (challenging quizzes on different animal species)
• Orthofolie (spelling – race the clock)
• Letris 4 (like Tetris, but you have to spell words to make the blocks disappear – challenging, but fun!)
• Quizlet (many quizzes at different levels – search “French”)

REFERENCE
• Verb forms (translation, verb forms and full conjugation for many common verbs)
• Le La – French Gender
• Le Robert Dixel Mobile (dictionary App $6.99)
• Larousse French Dictionary ($6.99, picture dictionary $8.99)